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    Hi,
    Is anyone doing the AQA Geography skills paper on friday??
    Any tips on how to answer questions or what to revise?
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    I have that exam on friday.

    I've been looking through my notes and textbook and condensing them into bullet points
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    yeah i have that exam, atm im going through some fieldwork questions and making sure i understand everything

    when i revise, i like to get all my resources together and make notes, also doing the spec paper, Jan 09 and Jun 09 was quite helpful.

    i hope the first section is on population rather than rivers :o:

    rivers stuff is hard
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    Ive got the exam but in Edexcel style. Been making notes on case studies, looking through past exam papers answering them. following mark schemes for top marks. looking through chapters making notes, then going back reading aloud whilst highlighting.
    mine is on Coastal and rebranding. 2 question with 3 parts 10/15/10 marks. 75 mins been increased by 15 mins due to complaints during summer of insuffecient time.
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    Ahhhh.
    My teacher basically gave us a load of questions that might come up.
    I'm in the process of learning the mark schemes :P

    I hate the 6 marks and above ones, i keep getting 3s.

    I know like in A-level ur meant to do levels... what constitutes to a level 2 or even 3?
    quote figures? or...?
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    (Original post by Sad3k)
    Ive got the exam but in Edexcel style. Been making notes on case studies, looking through past exam papers answering them. following mark schemes for top marks. looking through chapters making notes, then going back reading aloud whilst highlighting.
    mine is on Coastal and rebranding. 2 question with 3 parts 10/15/10 marks. 75 mins been increased by 15 mins due to complaints during summer of insuffecient time.
    I'm doing the exact same exam. How's the revision going?
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    (Original post by Sad3k)
    Ive got the exam but in Edexcel style. Been making notes on case studies, looking through past exam papers answering them. following mark schemes for top marks. looking through chapters making notes, then going back reading aloud whilst highlighting.
    mine is on Coastal and rebranding. 2 question with 3 parts 10/15/10 marks. 75 mins been increased by 15 mins due to complaints during summer of insuffecient time.
    Same May I ask where you got the past papers? If it's a link or something, I can't find any on the website and my teacher didn't really give us any...
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    (Original post by Skye333)
    Same May I ask where you got the past papers? If it's a link or something, I can't find any on the website and my teacher didn't really give us any...
    Oh well i have the January 2009 paper on my school network i could forward it to you if you provide you email.
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    (Original post by Dark-Myth)
    Ahhhh.
    My teacher basically gave us a load of questions that might come up.
    I'm in the process of learning the mark schemes :P

    I hate the 6 marks and above ones, i keep getting 3s.

    I know like in A-level ur meant to do levels... what constitutes to a level 2 or even 3?
    quote figures? or...?
    Yeah same, the teacher gave us about 30 possible fieldwork questions that could come up and ive just been working through them, its taking a long time :rolleyes:

    well for a lvl 2: (from AQA mark scheme )

    Level 2: answers the question (well/clearly)
    An answer at this level is likely to:
    • display a clear understanding of the topic
    • make one or two points with support of appropriate exemplification and/or application of principle
    • give a number of characteristics, reasons, attitudes (“more than one”) where the question requires it
    • provide detailed use of case studies
    • give responses to more than one command e.g. “describe and explain..”
    • demonstrate a style of writing which matches the requirements of the question and acknowledges the potential complexity of the subject matter
    • demonstrate relevance and coherence with appropriate use of specialist vocabulary
    • demonstrate legibility of text, and qualities of spelling, grammar and punctuation which do not detract from the clarity of meaning.

    And yeah i think its best to quote figures and data in your answer whenever possible, its bound to get you more marks and it will back up whatever you are saying :yep:

    What was your fieldwork about? mine was sand dunes very boring..
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    (Original post by Skye333)
    Same May I ask where you got the past papers? If it's a link or something, I can't find any on the website and my teacher didn't really give us any...
    I have the June 09 paper and resource booklet for both June and January if anyone want's them just pm me your email or msn or whatever.
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    (Original post by Small123)
    I have the June 09 paper and resource booklet for both June and January if anyone want's them just pm me your email or msn or whatever.
    Thanks, that was so helpful :yep:
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    I also have this exam on Friday. Thank god the one last friday was easy because this one seems a bit unpredictable and no doubt the harder of the two!

    Would someone please clarify something. As there are 4 modules, is each one worth 150 UMS? Or are some 160 and some 140? Can't find any info on Edexcel their website is totally useless
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    Im taking the AQA Unit 2 on Friday - I have NO clue what is going to come up?

    Basically I did it in Summer and I had done some fieldwork with my school to prepare for it - i got 78% though.

    However, what do I need to revise for for this exam? Will it be on population instead of rivers or does no one know? Should I be revising case studies (if so, which ones!)

    Sorry for all the questions if anyone could answer that it would be great
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    I've had this exam once (got an E) and am resitting on Fri. First part is on either Rivers or population, second part is on your fieldwork. In the second bit they will ask questions about your aim, hypothesis, data collection, results, analysis etc. and other issues such as Health and Safety and Location. The questions won't specifically ask how did you collect your data but will say it in one way or another.

    Don't really need to revise, just make sure you learn key terms from rivers and population, read the question and answer what they want, use the data if the mention it and quote the data. That's all I can say really, good luck.
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    Does anyone know what the "Pilot Method" is and how you could relate it to measuring the velocity of a stream?

    Oh and SamBFC you saved my ass with that post.
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    i've never heard of the pliot method and i'm taking this exam for the third time! Got 157 overall at AS but there are another 25 marks available for this paper so I thought it's worth a try even if I have dropped the subject. Time to frantically revise this evening and tomorrow morning seeing as I haven't touched skills since about a year ago :P
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    Never heard of the pilot method so I wouldn't worry about it. Main tip is make sure you answer the question and know what it's asking you. Can't really advise much more than I haven't already said, just don't rush, I did it in about 30mins last year so probs didn't take long enough
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    This is a great powerpoint resource to help with Rebranding and Crowded Coasts.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/338684460/Year_9.rar.html
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    Who is going to be doing their human fieldwork tomorrow?

    Im sorted I think, Ive neevr revised geography, its something im quite good at with no help, though Im going to read over everything tonight, at least no definitions or anything are needed.

    How many people have got a statistical analysis for tomorrow? :P

    P.s To help me revise, you can pm me and ask me anything if you need help, Im not bothered and will try my best to help
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    (Original post by *Mazz_Peace*)
    Yeah same, the teacher gave us about 30 possible fieldwork questions that could come up and ive just been working through them, its taking a long time :rolleyes:

    well for a lvl 2: (from AQA mark scheme )

    Level 2: answers the question (well/clearly)
    An answer at this level is likely to:
    • display a clear understanding of the topic
    • make one or two points with support of appropriate exemplification and/or application of principle
    • give a number of characteristics, reasons, attitudes (“more than one”) where the question requires it
    • provide detailed use of case studies
    • give responses to more than one command e.g. “describe and explain..”
    • demonstrate a style of writing which matches the requirements of the question and acknowledges the potential complexity of the subject matter
    • demonstrate relevance and coherence with appropriate use of specialist vocabulary
    • demonstrate legibility of text, and qualities of spelling, grammar and punctuation which do not detract from the clarity of meaning.

    And yeah i think its best to quote figures and data in your answer whenever possible, its bound to get you more marks and it will back up whatever you are saying :yep:

    What was your fieldwork about? mine was sand dunes very boring..
    Blencathra... rivers in the lake district. It was fun, i got to know people in my new school, but rivers isn't that interesting tbh. I loved the evening when we played ping pong the most :P
 
 
 
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